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Rustbelt Radio is a weekly 60-minute news program from the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center and WRCT 88.3 FM Pittsburgh. Featuring news and interviews from the regional rustbelt area, as well as coverage of global issues. As part of the indymedia network, Rustbelt Radio strives to be an outlet for community based, non-corporate, participatory media.



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On this weeks show... * Pittsburgh prepares to host the G20 Summit this September 24 and 25th. We'll bring you information on the history of the G20, organizing efforts by local activists to speak out against the summit and the City's response to dissenting voices. Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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On this week's show... * We'll hear about the denial of financial aid to students that have drug convictions * a detailed account of the situation in Darfur and the Sudan * a report from today's immigrants rights protests * and also a special May Day feature.
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On this week's show... * The Coalition of Immokalee Workers declares victory against McDonald's in their fight for dignity and fair wages * Environmental action against deforestation of the Rospuda Valley in Poland * Rustbelt Radio visits the Steel Mills to Windmills rally on the National Day of Climate Action * and more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, CIW, Immokalee, Student-Farmworker Alliance, Pittsburgh, Rospuda, Poland,...
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On this week's show... * A new report finds that Transgender Women are routinely subject to harassment, abuse and violence in New York State Men's Prisons * The death toll on the Arizona-Mexico border in 2007 * Media Minutes re-caps some of the most important stories for the media justice movement in 2007 * A Massachusetts woman faces seven years in prison for a self-induced abortion * and more, in local and global headlines
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# An interview with the site coordinator for National Student Partnership's Pittsburgh Office # as Car Free Day approaches, and builds support from the Pittsburgh City Council, we'll hear from last month's conference organized by Car Free Pittsburgh
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On this week's show... * An interview with La'Tasha Mayes, a local reproductive justice activist with the Sistersong Collective * We'll hear about the "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" game hosted by Penn State University's College Republicans * Native Americans say "People not Mascots" in Cleveland * underdog Democrat wins local election * Anti-LGBT legislation in California targets students * Reports from "This week in Palestine" and "Bad Cop, No Donut" *...
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On this weeks show... * Fed Up brings us a report on Palestinian Prisoners * PRIDE comes to the city * Pittsburghers gather to call for peace in Iran * Actions throughout Appalachia protest mountaintop removal coal mining * Plus more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Palestine, glbt, lgbt, Iran, Appalachia, mountaintop, coal, g20
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On today's show... We speak with the birth circle, a community group that works with child bearing families We will hear about the life of young men in a palestinian refugee camp
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This week's show falls during WRCT's random schedule, as the radio station takes a spring break holiday. We're using this opportunity to present our listeners with some highlights from the last year's season of Rustbelt Radio that you may have missed. These segments span our shows from July to November, 2004.
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On this weeks show... * Corporate Funded Cyber Security Research at Carnegie Mellon University * The Efforts to Save Braddock Hospital * An Emergency Rally Against War Escalation in Afghanistan * Coverage of the Honduran Elections * And more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Security, defense, contract, CMU, Braddock, Hospital, War, Escalation,...
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Topic: Mumia Abu Jamal, G20, Police Brutality, Prison, Mothers, BDS, Palestine, Israel
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On this weeks show... * A mexican immigrant is beaten to death in Pennsylvania * Leading environmental activists speak out on climate change and its effect on the world's water supply * Mumia Abu Jamal is denied a new trial * and North Siders rally for a Community Benefits Agreement Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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On this week's show... * We investigate the issues surrounding a new waste coal power plant proposed for Robinson Township, Washington county * we'll hear about the importance of lower power FM radio and the fight for community media, from a recent discussion held in Pittsburgh with Hannah Sassaman of the Prometheus Radio Project * we have the return of our segment which spotlights a local grassroots group, The Light at the End of the Fort Pitt Tunnel. This week we'll hear about Run-Baby-Run....
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On today's show, an interview with our featured local grassroots organization of the week, Canaries in the Coalfields, a new group opposing the coal industry and its effects on the environment, workers and communities. Also we'll take a look at a new piece of immigration reform legislation: "The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act of 2005"
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This week's show falls during WRCT's random schedule, as the radio station takes a holiday. We're using this opportunity to present our listeners with some highlights from the spring season of Rustbelt Radio that you may have missed. On Today's show we will hear from Appalachian activists fighting mountaintop removal, pennyslvanians protesting the war and marching for Mumia Abu Jamal, Pittsburghers converting an ambulance to run on vegetable oil and harm reduction activists speaking about the...
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On this week's show... * We have an interview with former Black Panter Elaine Brown; * An eyewitness account of the genocide in Darfur; * And local updates on police harrassment of Critical Mass, A FOIA party at the Thomas Merton Center, an agreement between The University of Pittsburgh and SEIU, and the City's plans for a security camera network downtown.
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On this weeks show... * Excerpts from the public FCC hearing on the future of the internet held on July 21st in Pittsburgh Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, FCC, media, Internet, radio, hearing, CMU, Carnegie Mellon
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On this week's show... * Radical magazine Clamor calls it quits in the face of financial difficulties * The annual demonstration at the School of the Americas draws over 20,000 supporters * An interview with a Guyasuta fellow about how to improve transportation in our region * plus more stories on casinos, Oaxaca, and Cameroon in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Clamor, SOA, School of the Americas, protest, Guyasuta, transportation, Pittsburgh,...
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This week, we will be presenting highlights of Rustbelt Radio stories from the Summer of 2007 including... * Pittsburgh's nomination as America's most livable city * Updates on the South Central Los Angeles Farm * A report from the activists and Media Makers at the 9th annual Allied Media Conference * How To Free a Political Prisoner -- a local benefit for Mumia * Let's Talk About Sex-- interviews and highlights from the 10th annual Sistersong conference * and more highlights from the past few...
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On this weeks show... * We bring you an overview of this year's Allied Media Conference Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of the news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media. On this week's show... We'll hear excerpts from the May Day speak-out for immigrants rights in Pittsburgh We'll have a report on police repression and violence in San Salvador Atenco, Mexico Also, an exhibit of Palestinian Childrens artwork at Brandeis University was taken down by the school - Rustbelt Radio speaks to...
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Welcome to this week's edition of Rustbelt Radio, the Pittsburgh Independent Media Center's weekly review of the news from the grassroots, news overlooked by the corporate media. This week, we will be presenting highlights of Rustbelt Radio stories from the Fall of 2007 including... * locals take to the street in actions to oppose the war, and in support of the Jena 6 * the Word on the Street from October 8th - Pittsburghers' thoughts on Columbus Day * an update on the Coalition of Immokalee...
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On this weeks show... * A special "Word on the Street" about the election * Non-english speaking parents fight for translators in Philadelphia public schools * An investigation into the preparedness of polling places across America * Excerpts from a local forum on anti-muslim discrimination, with focus on the recently distributed "Obsession" DVD * and - a fond farewell to a beloved oral historian, Studs Terkel. Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3...
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On this weeks show... * Iraqi political analyst Raeed Jarrar speaks on the current state of the war * Gateway High School retracts a ban on Kaffiyehs * A report on the public meeting regarding changes to Sex Ed in Pittsburgh Schools * Fed-up brings us a report from inside the Prison Industrial Complex * Plus more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Iraq, war, High School, education, Kaffiyehs, Sex, Prison, Gaza, union
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On this week's show... * A memorial service for Pittsburgh Revolutionary Sanjulo Ber * Cover the Uninsured Week - An interview with the Consumer Health Coalition * A Report on Alternative Spring Break trips to Guetamala and New Orleans * The "green scare" and government repression of Environmenal Activists * The Ohio ACLU is concerned with documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act on anti-war groups, and more
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On this weeks show... * The Yes Men speak on their latest prank * Malik Rahim of Common Ground in New Orleans comes to Pittsburgh * A look inside the Prison Industrial Complex * Pittsburghers protest California's gay marriage ban * plus more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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On this weeks show... * We interview the 1st Palestinian hip hop group- DAM * We take an in-depth look at the current situation in Pakistan * A "Checkpoint Demonstration" brings a hard taste of Palestinian life to Pittsburgh. * An update on last July's deadly assault on immigrant Luis Ramirez * plus more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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On this week's show... * We'll speak to two activists who are fighting CAFTA, the Central American Free Trade Agreement, which is being pushed by the Bush administration * We'll hear how privatization, globalization, and the "networking" of security agencies are complicating the fight against secrecy * Pittsburgh Mayor Bob O'Connor describes his plans to emulate former New York City mayor Rudy Guiliani * news from local campaigns Save Our Transit and Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop...
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On this week's show... * The Family of 12-year-old Michael Ellerbe who was killed by Pennsylvania State Troopers is Awarded $28 Million * Longtime activists speak on funding grassroots movements without Foundation support * Word on the Street from the recent Anti-War march * and more...
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, police, Michael Ellerbe, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, funding, activism, war, Iraq,...
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* A bill currently in Harrisburg could raise the minimum wage across the state of Pennsylvania to seven dollars and fifteen cents. * We talk with representatives of the Pittsburgh-based Just Health Care Campaign * the BioDemocracy conference in Philadelphia met in opposition to the Biotechnology Industry Orgranization's meetings; Rustbelt has a report. * and we hear from Iraqi Labor Leaders on their speaking tour stop last week in Pittsburgh
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# Tax Day was last week. Members of the war tax resisters group tell us why they didn't pay # We talk to voices for animals of western pennsylvania # and activists staged an all-day picket at the Sky Bank headquarters in Downtown Pittsburgh, stepping up their campaign against what they're calling a union-busting company. But first, these local and global headlines.
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On this week's show... * A new bill may protect Pennsylvanians from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and expression * Updates on protests and state violence in Burma * A history of American diplomacy with Iran * Views on this year's Columbus Day, in Pittsburgh and in Denver * plus more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, ENDA, PA House Bill 1400, discrimination, gay rights,...
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This week we will be presenting highlights of Rustbelt Radio stories from the last few months, including: * janitors spin the Wheel of Misfortune at the SouthSide Works * in Homewood and Garfield, the Pittsburgh police are criticized for car chases that result in multiple deaths and injuries * a local nonprofit sends help to the Caribbean * as the national spotlight was on Pittsburgh for this year's All Star Game, locals put the spotlight on the city's treatment of homeless, as well as the...
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On today's show... * We have an interview With Helem GLBT Center in Beirut, Lebanon * Updates on the Paris Riots * Spoken word by Alixa and Naima * an update on police harassment of Common Ground Relief volunteers in New Orleans * our local and global headlines
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On this week's show... * We discuss the 1000th execution carried out in the United States this past week * We review issues facing the Pittsburgh Public Schools and the Superintendent's proposed right-sizing plan * we learn about the current scandal in the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office * and our local and global headlines
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03/20/2007 On this week's show... * immigrant workers on the gulf coast are speaking up about slavery-like working conditions * a sit-in by residents upset about a coal silo in their town occupied the office of the governor of West Virginia * and we'll be marking the 4th anniversary of the war in Iraq, with reports from protests in Washington DC and from the National Conference on Organized Resistance * and more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, immigrant workers, war, Iraq, coal, West Virginia, Hazleton, NCOR
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On this week's show... * Leaders of the black community respond to a new report showing Pennsylvania has the highest rate of black homicide victims in the nation * We take a look at the case of Native American political prisoner Leonard Peltier on the 31st anniversary of his arrest * A New York City council member discusses racial profiling * The Coalition of Immokalee workers speak on the connections between Fast Food Corporations and Farmworkers wages * and more in our local and global news...
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, violence, Leonard Peltier, police, racial profiling,...
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On this week's show... * locals react to the Federal Appeals Court hearing in Philadelphia for Mumia Abu-Jamal * Earth First activists in Southern Indiana challenge the new NAFTA Superhighway in their region * Author and ecologist Sandra Steingraber speaks about the connections between environmental and human health * the Coalition of Immokalee Workers wins another battle for farmworkers * and more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, environment, health, child development, I-69, NAFTA Superhighway, Indiana, Earth...
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On this week's show... * Rustbelt Radio talks to local non-profit Global Links about shipping medical supplies from Pittsburgh to needy hospitals in other parts of the world. * Global Justice activist and author Vandana Shiva speaks about Creativity, Compassion, and Social Change * two stories from Philadelphia: an annual punk festival is shut down by police, and unions take on the telecom giant Verizon * a small town in Pennsylvania is imposing extreme new laws against immigrants * and more in...
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On this weeks show... * Antonia Juhasz speaks on the power of the oil industry * Pittsburgh hosts its first African-American led green festival * Local activists organize in solidarity with massive protests in Greece * and The mayor announces plans to convene a Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual/Trangender task force Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, oil, industry, green, Greece, solidarity, Gay, GLBT
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On this week's show... * local groups Just Health Care and the Western Pennsylvania Coalition for Single-Payer Health Care organize around the film SiCKO * Anti-nuclear activist Corbin Harney passes away * A rare 1968 interview between author Julius Lester and poet and activist June Jordan * plus more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, health care, healthcare, Sicko, June Jordan, Pittsburgh
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On this week's show... * Pittsburgh activists gather over the weekend to share organizing skills * Violence is brewing in Chiapas's ongoing low-intensity war * Dissident Israeli professor Neve Gordon discusses Academic Freedom at American Universities * Hundreds of People ride bikes in NYC to honor fallen cyclists and Pedestrians * Activists resist a Grand Jury against Puerto Rican Cultural and Social Workers in NYC * and more in our local and global headlines
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On today's holiday special... * Reflections on the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
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On this week's show... * we'll hear about connections between prison abuses at home and abroad * and we'll speak with Katrina Kozarek about the Calle y Media video cooperative in Venezuela * but first, these local and global headlines
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On today's show... * We speak with the local group 'RESYST' about the upcoming pridefest and the radical queer movement * And we present the final piece in our three part series on Coal and its effects in the community. We will hear from organizers who are fighting to promote clean energy and what the possibilities are for sustainable alternative energy sources in the United States .... but first, these local headlines.
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On this week's show... * We bring you a report from Mexico City about a recent solidarity march for the political prisoners of Atenco * Homewood Residents talk about a police chase that ends in two deaths * We'll hear from the group Pittsburgh Friends of Immigrants on issues facing immigrants in Pittsburgh and in the nation. * And, local news on aids advocacy and the fight over mercury pollution controls currently raging in the Pennsylvania legislature.
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* Charges are dropped against the men arrested for twittering during the G20. * Economic Awareness Day addresses the economic realities and historical legacy of the Homewood-Brushton area * An interview with Michelle Gross of the Twin Cities Copwatch program * The Other Men photo exhibit gives another face to transgender issues * And more in our local and global headlines
Topics: g20, twitter, lgbt, transgender, police
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On this weeks show... * We bring you a special retrospective program, as Rustbelt Radio co-founders Andalusia Knoll and Matt Toups prepare leave Pittsburgh after over four years and almost 200 episodes! Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Bangladesh, taser, police, stun gun, Columbus Day, sociology, Bolivia
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On this week's show... * Rustbelt Reporter Andalusia Knoll brings us a report on the political situation in Bolivia * We'll hear about the riots across Pittsburgh that ensued after the Steeler's Superbowl victory * Activists continue speaking out against Bush on the night of his State of the Union address * and the cost of the war in Iraq is growing by the billions
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On this week's show... * We examine the battle against gentrification in three different US cities * The Pittsburgh School board may be close to passing a resolution on military recruitment in schools * Mayview State Hospital Mental Institution is closing * and more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, schools, gentrification, queer
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On this week's show... * last month Pennsylvania prisoner-rights activists converged on Harrisburg to protest abusive prison conditions at home * we'll hear from the Somalia Organisation for Community Development Activities on the growing social movements that are demanding an end to conflict there * and last week the BBC obtained an rare interview with a Guantanamo Bay detainee, and we'll hear about his experience in the Guantanamo Bay Prison
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On this week's show... * We learn about the evil practices of Bechtel corporation, a war profiteer with a local operation here in Pittsburgh * The first officer to refuse deployment to Iraq speaks out * SouthSide Works janitors are demanding better working conditions * A University Radio Station in Oaxaca, Mexico is under attack * and also our local and global headlines
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On this week's show... * As fires sweep across Southern California, undocumented immigrants fear deportation * Protesters gather in DC to oppose the World Bank & IMF * Dr. Herb Needleman speaks about his research linking lead poisoning and violence * Racial threats continue in the city as another noose is found at a workplace in Pittsburgh * Desmond Tutu visits Pittsburgh - and SCI Greene * and more in our local and global headlines
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On this week's show... * Word on the Street visits the Northside, to hear opinons on the sale of the Garden theater * An interview with Gerardo Reyes Chavez, of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers * An interview with Jonas Moffat, co-founder of the Tel Rumeida Circus * Part Two of the James Yee lecture on Guantanamo * and more in our local and global headlines
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, CIW, Immokalee, Student-Farmworker Alliance, circus, Palestine, Guantanamo,...
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On this week's show... * a special one hour look at race and city planning in Pittsburgh's Hill District
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On this weeks show... * An Anti-Islamic DVD is being distributed in Pittsburgh and across the US * Electronic Voting Machines in Allegheny County * A look at the case of Eric McDavid, an activist who was recently sentenced to 20 years in prison, based on questionable FBI evidence * A discussion of human rights with William F. Schulz, former executive director of Amnesty International * plus more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM...
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Islam, Race, voting, prison, amnesty, Amnesty International, terrorism
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On this week's show... * From the Allied Media Conference in Detroit, Aishah Shahidah Simmons, speaks about her experience making No!, a documentary about Black women and rape * SEIU protests on behalf of local janitors * Bicyclists, along with Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and local cyling advocacy organization Bike-Pittsburgh celebrate Pittsburgh's second-ever bike lane * and an update on the cases of the 8 former Black Panther Party members on trial in San Francisco for the 1971 murder of a police...
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On this week's show... * Two stories of victory - locally, prisoners boycott poisonous food. And in national news, Baltimore stadium cleaners will receive a living wage. * Pro-democracy protests continue in Burma, as monks hold authorities hostage following police and paramilitary brutality * Professor Norman Finkelstein speaks about the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History and Academic Freedom * Pittsburgh shows support for the Jena Six * and more in our local and global headlines
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On this week's show we'll hear from Sankofa Community Empowement about their Saturday School and We'll go to a Guatemalan village, where the Women's Self-Reliance Program is using intensive gardening to promoting economic independence, environmental sustainability, and stronger community and an update on police misconduct and taser use from Ron Anicich
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On this week's show... * We take a special look at the holiday celebrated this past week in the U.S., Thanksgiving. Rustbelt Radio will bring you stories from Alcatraz Island and Southern California where the histories and struggles of indigenous people are often hidden from the public eye.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Thanksgiving, Alcatraz, Indigenous peoples, Native Americans
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On this week's show... * Putting down the guns and picking up the gloves, Wilkinsburg Youth become boxers * Activists conduct a sweep against racist flyers in South Oakland * Organizers in the struggle to save affirmative action discuss Michigan's recent election results, voter fraud, and Ward Connerly. * UCLA students protest taser abuse on campus * and more local and global headlines
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On this week's show... * We'll find out about a new report on harassment and bullying by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network and advice from local activists on starting gay-straight alliances and creating safer spaces for LGBTQ teens. * Straight from the Picket, we'll hear from Irish Residents who are fighting a Shell pipeline in their community * New Jersey residents petition against felon disenfranchisement * Another town in Pennsylvania has adopted a racist, anti-immigrant...
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, GLBTQ, Shell, Ireland, prisons, disenfranchisement, Altoona, racism, labor
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On this week's show... * The Citizens Police Review Board hearing on a Pittsburgh Police Officer's violent disruption of a critical mass bike ride * Updates on the crisis unfolding in occupied Palestine * Residents of Lomas del Poleo fight against displacement as a result of development on the US-Mexico border * our first in a series of reports from those inside Pennsylvania's prison system * and more in our local and global headlines
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On this weeks show... * TEASERS Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, Pittsburgh, Thanksgiving, black friday
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On this weeks show... * Feminist spoken word artist Alix Olson performs in Pittsburgh * Local organizing in support of the RNC 8 * Ireland's Shell to Sea activists halt further production of dangerous gas pipeline * Obama clears the way for more mountaintop removal mining * And more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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On this week's show... * as a legal challenge strikes down part of Pennsylvania's Hate Crime legislation, tens of thousands march in DC to urge the US Dept. of Justice to defend the civil rights of African-Americans * workers in Florida fight for their rights...by taking to the sea * National Lawyers Guild President Marjorie Cohn, speaks about Michael Mukasey, the War on Terror, Pakistani President Musharraf and the Impeachment of George Bush. * Salvadoran Labor Union Leader Ricardo Calderon...
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This week's show falls during WRCT's random schedule, as the radio station takes a holiday. We're using this opportunity to present our listeners with some highlights from the fall season of Rustbelt Radio that you may have missed. On today's show we will hear ..... * A report on police brutality at the August 20th counter-recruitment protest * Homeless people's reactions to the new panhandling ordinance in Pittsburgh * Updates on the Jerry Jackson case * A report on the Bring them Home Now...
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On this week's show... * Students take to the street in Pittsburgh for the national walk-out in support of the Jena 6 * A discussion on the role of Latinos in the new Ken Burns documentary, "The War" * Pittsburgh's local Peace & Justice Center faces financial difficulties * Costa Ricans get ready for a referendum vote on CAFTA * and more in our local and global headlines
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On this week's show... * The Pittsburgh Police Department and Mayor Ravenstahl face public outcry after controversial police promotions * Vandana Shiva talks about the consequences of the Green Revolution in India, and what is in store for Africa * Activists speak out at the People's Assembly at the US Social Forum * "What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?" - an 1852 speech by abolitionist Frederick Douglass * and more in our local and global headlines.
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On this weeks show... * Highlights from Penn Future's conference on global warming * A historic power shift in El Salvador's recent election * Pam Africa, of Philadelphia's MOVE organization speaks in Pittsburgh * Fed-Up brings us a report from inside the Prison Industrial Complex * and more in our local and global headlines. Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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On this weeks show... * Andrea Smith speaks at the Critical Resistance Prison Abolition Conference * United Steel Workers take on Equitable Gas over proposed rate increases * A youth report from the Philadelphia Student Union on the recent incident at Sayre High School * Fed-Up takes us inside the Prison Industrial Complex * plus more in our local and global headlines Rustbelt Radio airs live every Monday from 6-7 PM on WRCT 88.3 FM in Pittsburgh, PA, and again on Tuesday mornings 9-10 AM.
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Rustbelt Radio for the week of August 22, 2005 Best of summer 2005
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* a report from Charleston's West Virginia Capitol building where Mountain Justice activists from around Appalachia gathered for the Mountain Justice Summer Kickoff event. * An interview with a Nepali man about the recent coup in his country. * And our weekly interview with a local grassroots organization, the Pittsburgh Transportation Equity Project.
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On this week's show... * Indigenous Communities sue the department of Homeland Security over the construction of the US Mexico Border Wall * Revolutionary ideologies of the Zapatistas are inspiring musical stylings here in the U.S. * Cheers and Jeers on the news affecting women across the globe * the radical Day in History and more....
Topics: Rustbelt Radio, US-Mexico border, Zapatistas, Mexico, Chiapas, women's news